Penalty for dirty tricks and returning the “panic button”. What can Russian drivers expect in August?

Record increase in OSAGO price

At the end of June, the Central Bank announced that the OSAGO base interest rate corridor would be expanded by 26%. The increase in policy costs will be a record in the history of “avtocitizen”. The public discussion of the project ended on June 28, and the new tariffs should come into effect in August.

The basic OSAGO rate for passenger cars will vary from 1,646 to 7,535 rubles.

The tariff corridor will also be expanded for other modes of transport: 17.8% for taxis, trucks and emergency transport, 21% for motorcycles and mopeds, and 15% for buses.

In addition, the Central Bank increases the regional “auto-citizenship” coefficients by an average of 6%. The Russian Central Bank said the innovations will allow insurance companies to more accurately assess the risks of car owners in the face of rising spare parts prices.

Read more about the changes in OSAGO and why they could lead to mass refusal of Russians to take out insurance. Wrote “socialbites.ca”.

patrolling cameras

The traffic police are conducting an experiment on the introduction of video recording systems installed in the light beams (strobe lights) of patrol cars. According to the head of the state traffic inspectorate, Mikhail Chernikov, the system operates in Moscow, the Moscow region and St. Petersburg will be tested.

Cameras in the light beams monitor the traffic flow around the vehicle 360°

It can detect traffic violations, including speeding and driving in special lanes, and identify searched vehicles. The system has a connection with the information resources of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and informs the traffic inspector about violations.

However, based on data from such cameras, traffic police will not yet establish protocols on violations, but will be able to arrest wanted persons and find stolen cars.

Domestic manufacturers have been developing this system for two years. According to Chernikov, if the tests are successful, in 2023 the use of all-round visibility “chandeliers” will be introduced into the work of the traffic police patrol services.

Last free month

Russian drivers have a month left to get used to the new rules for regulating traffic on toll roads – drivers will be fined for illegible license plates.

The new rules will be introduced at the end of August. At the same time, legislative changes regarding the introduction of barrier-free toll collection systems called “free flow” on toll roads will enter into force. Drivers driving without stopping at the barrier on a toll road will be prohibited from driving a car with unreadable, hidden or altered numbers.

The minimum fine will be 500 rubles. (Article 12.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation).

The fact is that after fixing the car with cameras, the amount of the fare will be deducted from the driver’s account. If there is no money in the account, the driver will be given five days to pay off the debt. In addition, the new rules stipulate that the operator has the right not to allow users who do not pay for travel or who owe overdue payments to pass through toll booths.

The return of the “panic button”

In May of this year, the government extended the delay for automakers in the mandatory installation of the ERA-GLONASS emergency call unit on all cars produced. The relief was made because of the electronic chip shortage in the “Age”.

According to Decree No. 855 of May 12, vehicles without a “panic button” were allowed to be released until August 1 this year, and the retrofit period (which will have to organize a recall campaign) was postponed to February. 1, 2023.

From the assembly line of AvtoVAZ, which has been producing cars without ERA-GLONASS since last September,

By the end of July, the first cars with a “panic button” were starting to hit the road,

informs In the public “Atypical” AvtoVAZ “social network” VKontakte “. It was noted that dealers are already preparing for a large-scale recall campaign.

Taxi Control

The government will strengthen control over taxis and pickers, a number of restrictions are envisioned. In particular, drivers will not be able to work in a taxi until one year has passed after the expiry of the license deprivation period. No more than three unpaid administrative fines can be imposed on the driver for traffic violations for the period before the transport day.

The draft law determines the requirements for the appearance of a taxi. It is also stated that in cars there should be a device for monitoring the driver’s attention, fatigue and drowsiness.

In addition, authorities require taxi ordering services to provide the FSB with automated remote access to their databases to process and transmit orders. According to the document, self-employed people will be able to get a taxi work permit if they make an agreement with a taxi service.

The State Duma adopted the bill at first reading on July 5 this year. Amendments to the bill will be considered on August 3, followed by a final reading of the document.

What innovations will come to Russia?

Avilon Mercedes-Benz director Renat Tyukteev told socialbites.ca that thanks to the “gray” import and parallel imports, several models of British and German brands will appear on the Russian market in August.

“A new Range Rover will hit the market, new electric vehicle models from Mercedes-Benz and Audi will be delivered,

They will bring the new GLC and BMW 7 Series, the beginning of which was discontinued this spring, ”says Tyukteev.

According to the interlocutor, only the Chinese will appear among the new cars, which are actively taking over the market after the departure of the Europeans. In particular, the FAW brand introduced the new T-77, and new brands such as Evolute and luxury Voyah will be launched in September.

The source said that consumers should be very careful and careful when buying a car imported through parallel imports. He said that the diversity of automobile import points takes time to adapt to the market and the process of importing and selling automobiles may not immediately reach the high level that everyone is used to.

“It should be understood that the bulk of such vehicles are not ready for operation in the central part of the Russian Federation,” warns the director of Avilon Mercedes-Benz Tyukteev.

According to him, the technical improvement of the engine cooling systems of cars produced for warmer countries, different internal heating settings, etc. The source noted that some options of premium brands will not work in Russia and will turn off after a few hundred or even thousands of kilometers.

Cars won’t get cheap

Now the number of foreign cars produced for the Russian market is decreasing.

Renat Tyukteev estimates that the warehouse stock will be enough for 2-4 months.

It went through the main price fluctuations where the growth was 30% or even 50%. The dealers’ margins have reached the level at the beginning of this year, prices have dropped and they have nowhere to go further. “There will be a slight increase in prices in the next two months, which is the natural reason for the decrease in car residues,” he said.

AvtoSpetsCentre managing director Andrey Terlyukevich believes that there are currently no prerequisites for significant price adjustments for new cars, and in this regard, August will be a continuation of July.

“Cars brought from abroad started to take place in the second-hand car market. Their price, as a rule, is lower than analogues in the Russian Federation, but their number is still insignificant. Pricing in the secondary market will primarily depend on demand,” Terlyukevich told socialbites.ca.

In the last month of this summer, car owners will no longer be able to buy OSAGO at the previous price, the Russian auto industry will return the “panic button” to the mandatory equipment of cars, the authorities will consider tightening control over taxis, and collectors and dealers will bring German novelties “gray”. More about these and other innovations in the material “socialbites.ca”.



Source: Gazeta

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